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File #: 0185-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/10/2020 In control: Public Utilities Committee
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to associate all General Budget Reservations for the purchase of Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services for the Department of Public Utilities from an existing Cooperative State of Ohio Term Contract established for such purpose by the State of Ohio, Department of Administrative Services Purchasing Office, with Cellco Partnership, dba Verizon Wireless; and to authorize the expenditure of $144,200.00 from the Water Operating Fund, $181,500.00 from the Sewerage Operating Fund, $40,000.00 from the Power Operating Fund and $11,000.00 from the Stormwater Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($376,700.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0185-2020 Financial Coding

Explanation

 

The purpose of this legislation is to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to associate all General Budget Reservations resulting from this ordinance with the appropriate Purchase Agreements for Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services from State of Ohio Master Service Agreement # MSA0033, with Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless.  All services will be in accordance with the established Master Service Agreement.  

 

Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services are used by personnel within the Department of Public Utilities. The funding requested is to pay for charges for FY2020.  

 

Supplier: Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless, Vendor #001698, CC#22-3372889, pending contract compliance.

 

Fiscal Impact: $376,700.00 is required and budgeted within the various Department of Public Utilities operating funds.  This ordinance is contingent on the passage of the 2020 operating budget Ordinance 2926-2019.

 

EMERGENCY DESIGNATION:   This ordinance is being submitted as an emergency in order to align budget authority with projected expenditures to provide for the timely payment of the bills to ensure there will  not be any disruption of services.

 

 

$207,788.91 was spent in 2019.

$323,397.03 was spent in 2018.

 

 

Title

 

To authorize the Director of Finance and Management to associate all General Budget Reservations for the purchase of Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services for the Department of Public Utilities from an existing Cooperative State of Ohio Term Contract established for such purpose by the State of Ohio, Department of Administrative Services Purchasing Office, with Cellco Partnership, dba Verizon Wireless; and to authorize the expenditure of $144,200.00 from the Water Operating Fund, $181,500.00 from the Sewerage Operating Fund, $40,000.00 from the Power Operating Fund and $11,000.00 from the Stormwater Operating Fund; and to declare an emergency.  ($376,700.00)

 

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, various personnel within the Department of Public Utilities utilize Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services; and

 

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio has established a Master Service Agreement, #MSA0033, with Cellco Partnership, dba Verizon Wireless, for Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services which expires June 30, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, the Department of Public Utilities wishes to establish funding for FY2020 to cover Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services for expenditures within the Department of Public Utilities; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Public Utilities in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director of Finance and Management to associate all General Budget Reservations resulting from this ordinance with the appropriate Universal Term Contact Purchase Agreements for the purchase of said services in accordance with the terms and specifications of an established Master Service Agreement # MSA0033 through the State of Ohio on file in the Purchasing Office Services with AT&T, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE:

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1.  That the Director of Finance and Management be and is hereby authorized to associate all general budget reservations with Cellco Partnership, dba Verizon Wireless, from established Master Service Agreement #MSA0033 through the State of Ohio, for the purchase of Cellular Voice and Wireless Data Communication Services for various divisions within the Department of Public Utilities.

 

SECTION 2.  That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 3.  That the expenditure of $376,700.00 or so much thereof as may be needed, be and is hereby authorized in Funds 6000 (Water Operating), Funds 6100 (Sewer Operating), Funds 6300 (Power Operating) Funds 6200 (Stormwater Operating); in object class 03 Services per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

 

SECTION 4.  That for reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.